The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant-Weep in S. Florida
Study of desire and power presented by White Orchard Theater
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, an astonishing women's play, with emotions on an operatic scale, which explores the tortured connections between desire and power.
It unfolds the story of Petra von Kant (Cristina Morrison), a successful but arrogant fashion designer in her mid-30s who falls passionately in love with Karin (Christina Vila), a beautiful, cunning young woman who wants a career in modeling.
Although this remains one of Fassbinder's most controversial plays it is also one of his most powerful, for both its volcanic emotional force and the unparalleled visual imagination it displays.
Even though the play features only women, it explores a basic human dilemma: What happens when you feel desire but are incapable of connecting emotionally with another person?
This is the third play produced by White Orchard Theater, after having successful performances of well-known and popularly-acclaimed "Kreutzer Sonata" and "Cynthia's Birthday." "As a modern director I am looking for truly controversial pieces which explore the depth of human emotions and colorful sides of complex psychology. I run away from stereotypes, working on my own alternative artistic style which people like a lot." affirms WOT Artistic Director, Irina Sundukova. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is so rich a work that you may find yourself answering many important personal questions differently each time you see it. Few plays so creatively, and powerfully, manage to subvert our desire for cathartic drama while simultaneously fulfilling it.
FOR TICKETS/RESERVATIONS 305-331-1293
January 21 (preview), 26 and 28 at Miami Beach Film Society Cinematheque
512 La Espanola Way Miami Beach Florida 33139
February 4 at German-American Society-Hollywood
6401 Washington Street Hollywood Florida 33083
February 5 at German American Social Club of Greater Miami
11919 SW 56 Street, Miami, Florida 33175
Ticket price: $20
All shows start at 8 p.m. (except February 5 - 2 p.m.)
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER: http://jclarkmedia.com/fassbinder/
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